Royal Engineers Italy-- Spr. Roberts killed by 'friendly' bomb?

Discussion in 'Royal Engineers' started by ejb, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. ejb

    ejb Junior Member

    1 Jan 2012.

    While browsing the web for something else I came across this (extract from)
    [FONT=&quot]Flying Officer L. F. Tichborne's 1944 Diary[/FONT] :-

    " Thur 17th - Flying Kit stolen. 1 Blue Kit bag. 1 Leather helmet, 1 pr Gauntlets, 1 Suit, 1 pr shoes, 1 pr Sunglasses, 1 pr sick gloves. Bombed San Stefano. Had trouble all the way with 'B' but made grade OK. Brought back a perfect photo of Target.

    Fri 18th - Went to flight and told 1-B had been repaired. Ken Lyon was blown up on take off in 'B' - the kite I had the previous night.

    Sat 19th - My sweethearts birthday. I wish I was with her tonight and every night.

    Sun 20th - Attended the court of enquiry on crash of 'B'. I gave evidence as pilot the previous night and the trouble I had."

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  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Good find !

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